New York, NY – The career criminal who bragged about being released without bail after he smeared feces on a woman in a Bronx subway station in February was arrested again after he threw a dumbbell through the window of a business in Harlem on Saturday.
The feces attack occurred while a 43-year-old woman was sitting on a bench in the Wakefield-241st Street subway station at about 5:15 p.m. on Feb. 21 waiting for a train. She was approached by a man later identified as 37-year-old Frank Abrokwa, the New York Post reported.
Police said Abrokwa approached the woman and asked, “Hey mami, how come you don’t want to talk to me?”
“The complainant did not engage with the defendant,” Bronx Assistant District Attorney Grace Phillips told the court at Abrokwa’s arraignment. “Instead of taking the lack of engagement in stride, the defendant responded with violence. He walked into a nearby idling subway car and defecated in a bag.”
Surveillance video from inside the subway station showed Abrokwa walking along the platform with a backpack slung over his shoulder and the bag of feces in his hand.
“He then walked back to the complainant and repeatedly smashed the bag and left his feces in her face, head, neck, shoulders and back area,” Phillips said. “She had feces in her eyes, and hair. As he attacked, the defendant stated in sum and substance: ‘Like this, b-h?’”
The prosecutors said the victim tried to protect herself with her bag but suffered a bleeding cut inside her lip and a swollen and red forehead, according to the New York Post.
Abrokwa was arrested the next day in connection with a hate crime he allegedly committed in Brooklyn.
Police said Abrokwa approached a 46-year-old man on Utica Avenue near Park Place in Crown Heights at about 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 9, 2021 and snarled, “F–king Jew, I’m going to kill you,” according to the New York Post.
Then he spit on the man and tried to punch him before fleeing the scene.
Abrokwa was charged with harassment and menacing, both as hate crimes, in connection with that incident, according to the New York Post.
Abrokwa was arrested on Feb. 28 and charged with forcible touching, menacing, disorderly conduct, and harassment in connection with the feces attack on the woman in the subway station, according to NYPD.
“S–t happens. Haha. This is a s–tty situation. Haha,” Abrokwa joked to the officers who arrested him, according to prosecutors.
He was released without bond after both arrests under the terms of New York’s new bail reform laws, WNYW reported.
Abrokwa posted a video to his Facebook page shortly after he attacked the woman with poop and bragged about being released from custody without bail.
“That feces scenario should keep every female in their right mind away from me,” Abrokwa said.
Police said that on Friday, still free without bail, Abrokwa barged into the Treasure Island Storage Facility in Harlem and yelled at employee and then shattered a window with a dumbbell, the New York Post reported.
“I want my refund. I’m leaving Monday that is why I broke the glass,” he allegedly told the employee.
Police said Abrokwa returned to the storage facility at about 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and started issuing threats, the New York Post reported.
“If I don’t get my refund by Monday, I’m gonna come back here and catch a felony,” he said, according to the complaint.
He was arrested on criminal mischief and harassment charges, the New York Post reported.
Abrokwa was arraigned before Judge Michael Gaffey in Manhattan Criminal Court on Monday.
Gaffey set bail at $5,000 and ordered Abrokwa to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, the New York Post reported.
Abrokwa was held at Riker’s Island and was scheduled for his next court appearance on April 11.
Sources told the New York Post that Abrokwa is a career criminal who has been arrested more than 20 times since 1999.